Hannity says he will address Kimmel's statement on air

Sean Hannity,James Comey,Jimmy Kimmel

Sean Hannity,James Comey,Jimmy Kimmel

Sean Hannity says he's ready to move on from his feud with Jimmy Kimmel, accepting what he characterized a "forced Disney corporate apology" from the late-night host. "I, too, will give my words more thought and recognize my role in inciting their hatefulness".

Things took an ugly turn, however, when Hannity then compared Kimmel to Harvey Weinstein, showing old sketches from Kimmel's previous series The Man Show. "This was never about Hannity vs. Jimmy Kimmel, here's why: The level of vitriol against President Trump and his family is really sickening".

After Kimmel called for a cease-fire in the war of words Sunday on Twitter, Hannity responded Monday night on his eponymous Fox News program.

By Sunday night, Kimmel had plainly had enough, lamenting the "vitriol" into which his back-and-forth with Hannity had quickly devolved.

Hannity ran several clips of Kimmel routines he said exposed the comic's "creepy" past. "Mrs. Trump nearly certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings". I am hopeful that Sean Hannity will learn form this too and continue his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies and that he will triumph in his heroic battle against sexual harassment and perversion.

Tough guys don't apologize, and if they must, they certainly don't do it on Fox News.

After being called a "despicable disgrace", Kimmel accused Hannity of hypocrisy: "This is the guy who defended the multiply alleged pedophile Roy Moore", referring to the Alabama Republican Senate candidate. I'm going to assume he's honest. "Why don't you rant a little about that, Sean Hannity?".

While he was quick to say the statement "feels more like a forced Disney corporate apology", Hannity also said, "I believe everyone should accept apologies, that's how I was raised, that's what my religion teaches me, and I'm going to assume he's honest".

After receiving swift backlash for resorting to gay jokes, Kimmel apologized to the LGBTQ community and sought to squash his beef with Hannity, saying the heated exchange was "harmful to our country".

On Monday's edition of "Hannity", the Fox News host declared that he accepted Kimmel's apology - but issued a warning.

Hannity then invited Kimmel onto his show to debate politics, adding, "My bet is that you'll actually agree with me on a lot more issues than you think". I'll promise no name calling, no anger, no rehashing of the Twitter fight.

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